Ann Arbor Rec & Ed offers a free physical activity program for older adults
ANN ARBOR, me. – Older adults looking to improve their physical activity can join a new Community Education & Recreation (Rec & Ed) program at Ann Arbor Public Schools.
The organization offers the SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) program free of charge for adults aged 65 and over from mid-May to July.
The evidence-based program is designed to help reduce fall risk factors by increasing strength and improving balance.
Lessons take place virtually via Zoom. Each includes an educational component, warm-up, light aerobics area, regular fitness assessments and balance exercises, strengthening and stretching exercises that can be done while sitting or standing.
Be 65 years of age or older
live in southeast Michigan
be able to take classes 3 times a week for 10 weeks
Internet access via a computer, smartphone, laptop or tablet
The free program is available thanks to funding from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Aging & Adult Services Agency.
Interested parties can contact the supervisor of the Rec & Ed fitness and yoga program and SAIL instructor Terry McNeely by email at [email protected] to inform themselves in advance and to register.
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